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The Plum Line: September, 2011

Posted at 04:32 PM ET, 09/30/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  04:32 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 09/30/2011

`There’s been class warfare for the last 20 years, and my class has won’

Warrenn Buffett again gives away the game.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:50 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/30/2011

No, Warren Buffett didn’t disavow the `Buffett rule’

But he did say he disagreed with parts of the jobs bill.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/30/2011

Obama may own the economy, but Americans do think Bush broke it

A majority blames Bush for our problems.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/30/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:10 PM ET, 09/29/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:10 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:14 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Biden: Bush broke it, but we own it

The public blames Bush, but that may be irrelevant.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:14 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 09/29/2011

Doing it their way

Paul Krugman asks a good question.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:06 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 09/29/2011

The other big jobs fight

Keep an eye on the battle over the Chinese currency ma­nipu­la­tion bill.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:17 PM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 09/29/2011

Americans reject the right’s bogus `class warfare’ charge

New polling demonstrates clearly that this line of attack is failing.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:10 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 09/29/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:53 AM ET, 09/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 09/28/2011

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:12 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 09/28/2011

The Daily Caller reveals the larger truths

Comedy on display in its EPA story.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:04 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Can Dems reopen the wound Paul Ryan inflicted on GOP?

The DCCC plans a fresh offensive.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:36 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/28/2011

Make no mistake: Sarah Palin is still a wild card

There’s no telling what she’ll do in 2012.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 09/28/2011

By all means, let’s keep arguing over `class warfare’

It’s a good argument for the country to hear.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:45 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 09/28/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:53 AM ET, 09/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Happy hour roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:00 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Another White House scandal ... that is being denied by the parties on both sides

Not exactly Watergate.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:18 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Why Obama took his jobs plan to the people, in two numbers

Majorities think both Congressional Republicans and Dems are on wrong track.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:18 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Ed Koch changes his mind about Obama and Israel

A very quick about face.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:31 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Why can’t Republicans accept the 2012 GOP field?

The Chris Christie rumors just won’t stop.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:09 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 09/27/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:06 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 PM ET, 09/26/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:38 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Obama, Elizabeth Warren, and the argument over `class warfare’

The arguments from Warren and Obama — and the conservative responses to them — suggest that it’s a good thing that we’re having this argument.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:38 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Obama’s populism is about winning independents, too

It isn’t just about the base.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:11 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 09/26/2011

Dems targeting 10 Senate GOPers who voted for disaster relief last time

Will they support it this time?

By Greg Sargent  |  01:32 PM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 09/26/2011

The bogus `third party’ dodge

One party already occupies the center. It’s called the Democratic Party.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:35 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/26/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 09/25/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:13 AM ET, 09/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/24/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:46 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:46 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:48 PM ET, 09/23/2011

America’s mayors to Congress: Fund disaster relief without cutting spending elsewhere

They appear to support the Dem position.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:48 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Why Dems aren’t caving (for now) in government shutdown fight

Dems think the debt ceiling fight has shifted the landscape.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:41 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/23/2011

Listeners didn’t just boo a `gay’ soldier. They booed a soldier.

And the candidates didn’t object to it.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 09/23/2011

On foreign policy, a substance-free GOP primary

When will Republicans take actual positions?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:07 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:37 AM ET, 09/23/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:37 AM ET, 09/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Debate wrap up (Or: Rick Perry is really bad at these things, isn’t he?)

And other assorted bullet-points from an odd GOP debate.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:46 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Links to read

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Obama to GOP: If this is `class warfare,’ then get ready for a very long fight

President explicitly claims role of “warrior.”

By Greg Sargent  |  04:29 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Supercommittee unlikely to embrace proposal for CBO `jobs’ score, aides say

Jeff Merkley’s plan appears unlikely to happen.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:08 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 09/22/2011

Our surreal debate over taxing the rich

Pundits make pronouncements about public opinion while ignoring polls.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:10 PM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:10 AM ET, 09/22/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:10 AM ET, 09/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:32 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Maybe Boehner got what he wanted from the Fed after all

It’s another sign that they’re not true Tea Party believers.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:34 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:51 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Class warfare, Elizabeth Warren style

Her Senate run will test the limits of true populism

By Greg Sargent  |  02:51 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:08 PM ET, 09/21/2011

Labor putting its muscle behind Obama’s jobs bill

AFSCME launches a TV ad campaign for the American Jobs Act

By Greg Sargent  |  01:08 PM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Darrell Issa, tree hugger

In a 2010 letter, he endorsed Federal funds for shift to renewable energy.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:16 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 09/21/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:11 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  07:18 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Obama campaign redoubles effort to hold on to Jewish voters

A potential sign of worry?

By Greg Sargent  |  05:43 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Republicans support jobs creation, too

Polls show majority support for many of his jobs and tax proposals.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Remembering another Democratic president who was accused of `class warfare’

Bill Clinton faced exactly the same charges from the GOP.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:10 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Yup, moderates and independents support taxing the rich

A half dozen polls prove it.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:28 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

A long, drawn-out GOP nomination battle? Don’t you believe it.

A quick knock-out is far more likely.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:20 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:20 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:09 PM ET, 09/19/2011

It's official: `Don’t ask don’t tell’ is history

The army officially repeals the policy.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:09 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Newsflash: Obama’s gambit isn’t just about appeasing Dems

It’s about winning the middle of the country.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:19 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Obama throws `class warfare’ charge back in GOP’s face

The clearest sign yet of a newly populist and aggressive approach.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 AM ET, 09/19/2011

Behind Obama’s newfound aggressiveness: GOP fear of the `trigger’

The circumstances in this fight are very different.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:27 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 09/19/2011

The Morning Plum

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:53 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 09/18/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:16 AM ET, 09/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/17/2011

The big disconnect: Strong disapproval of Obama on economy, solid support for his actual policies

We like his policies, not his performance.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 09/17/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:12 AM ET, 09/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:52 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Happy hour roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:52 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:56 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:56 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Top labor leaders throw weight behind plan to keep supercommittee honest on jobs

A bit of momentum for Merkley’s idea.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Is a government shutdown looming?

More danger ahead for House GOP leaders.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:29 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 09/16/2011

The GOP’s Rick Perry problem, ctd.

Independents are turned off by his views on Social Security.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:43 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 09/16/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:32 AM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:55 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:55 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:19 PM ET, 09/15/2011

What’s really going on in Perry-Romney showdown?

Two good reads shed light on a complex battle.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:19 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 09/15/2011

MoveOn throws support behind push to keep supercommittee honest on jobs

The idea gets its first institutional endorsement.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:35 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Two sentences from John Boehner’s speech

An instructive juxtaposition.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:45 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 09/15/2011

Top Dems may support proposal to keep `supercommittee’ honest on jobs

Supercommittee Dems are discussing Jeff Merkley’s idea.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:47 PM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 09/15/2011

Rick Perry hits back at GOP establishment over Social Security

Perry is unapologetic.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:52 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 09/15/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:55 AM ET, 09/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:31 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:31 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 09/14/2011

Americans believe in the confidence fairy

So finds a new poll.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:55 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 09/14/2011

How to keep the `super-committee’ honest on jobs

Senator Merkley proposes a way to prevent it from hurting economy.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:56 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 09/14/2011

GOP games in Pennsylvania are an outrage

A maneuver that’s terrible for democracy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:33 PM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 09/14/2011

Jobs fight gives Obama major opportunity with independents

They overwhelmingly approve of policies in jobs bill.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:21 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 09/14/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:48 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:51 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

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By Greg Sargent  |  06:51 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Elizabeth Warren’s Senate run will test the limits of true populism

She’s in.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:14 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 09/13/2011

Is White House really backing away from push for full jobs bill?

A message stumble.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:21 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2011

The big disconnect: Americans pessimistic of Obama on economy, but support his actual policies

Two national polls now show this to be true.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:41 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/13/2011

Why the special elections matter — and why they don’t

What to look for in today’s results.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 09/13/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:44 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011

The Tea Party debate

Only two were actually running for president.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:50 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:11 PM ET, 09/12/2011

GOP Presidential Debate Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:11 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Rush Limbaugh puts GOPers on notice: Refer to Social Security as a criminal enterprise, or else!

The talk radio king offers a new litmus test.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Paul Krugman’s allegation of 9/11 shame — is he right?

How controversial is it?

By Greg Sargent  |  02:24 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Will Obama’s jobs plan cause schism in GOP?

Top Dems are keeping an eye on a key dynamic.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/12/2011

Do GOP voters really think Perry is the most electable Republican? Yup.

A new poll finds that this is the case.

By Greg Sargent  |  10:50 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2011

The Morning Plum

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 09/11/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:39 AM ET, 09/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 09/10/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:33 AM ET, 09/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:32 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:32 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:57 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Can Perry do anything other than attack?

Will Perry’s aggression do him in?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:57 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:12 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Dems hitting panic button over Weiner’s seat?

They are acting like a loss is very possible.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:12 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 09/09/2011

Obama tries something new: The outside game

The White House tries to reverse the usual dynamic.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:53 PM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 09/09/2011

White House doubles down: Pass the WHOLE jobs bill, Republicans

Obama advisers stake out an aggressive posture.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:15 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 09/09/2011

The Morning Plum

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By Greg Sargent  |  08:27 AM ET, 09/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Obama’s bold effort to shift the conversation to jobs

Liberals should be cheered by what they heard.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:14 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:05 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Obama Jobs Speech Open Thread

Have at it.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:05 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:54 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Reasons for optimism about Obama’s jobs speech?

Jared Bernstein says liberals will like the plan.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:54 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Where on earth does Rick Perry stand on his books’ controversial views?

It doesn't appear he has any plan to deal with them.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:44 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 09/08/2011

Remembering the `invisible workers’ of 9/11

Many public employees died that day.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:44 PM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 09/08/2011

Hey liberals: Don’t count on Perry’s extremism being too big a liability

He could still moderate his image before the general election.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:32 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 09/08/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:22 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:25 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Who won the GOP debate? Does it matter?

Romney outclassed everyone else, but that doesn’t mean much.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  10:25 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:49 PM ET, 09/07/2011

GOP Debate Open Thread

The floor is yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:49 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/07/2011

The secret to the right wing noise machine’s success

It’s simple: Make noise until the other side caves.

By Greg Sargent  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Obama’s problem: People don’t think government can fix economy

He needs to fight pessimism in his speech.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:08 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 09/07/2011

White House: No moratorium on regulations

The White House denies reports.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:15 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 09/07/2011

Obama must cut his deficit Gordian Knot

Jobs speech must break the current political dynamic.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:11 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/07/2011

The Morning Plum

Our daily roundup of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our nightly wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Greg Sargent  |  07:15 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:10 PM ET, 09/06/2011

What to watch for at tomorrow’s 2012 GOP debate

Watch the fringe candidates.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:10 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:47 PM ET, 09/06/2011

The Tea Party’s ridiculous hissy fit over Jimmy Hoffa

Michele Bachmann also called on Tea Partyers to “take out” foes.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:47 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:35 PM ET, 09/06/2011

How Democrats help Republicans

By validating their economic worldview.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:35 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2011

Public disapproves of Obama on economy, but supports his actual fiscal policies

A big disconnect in the polling.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011

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By Greg Sargent  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 09/05/2011

If she acts like a candidate . . .

Announcement or not, Palin is a contender as far as I’m concerned.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:53 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 09/05/2011

Party actors, acting

GOP leaders are mulling their choices.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:42 PM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 09/05/2011

The dysfunctional Republican Party

It knows what it’s against, but it can’t make policy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  09:27 AM ET, 09/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 09/04/2011

Sunday Open Thread

Enjoy.

By Greg Sargent  |  09:03 AM ET, 09/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 09/03/2011

Open Thread

All yours.

By Greg Sargent  |  08:34 AM ET, 09/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:41 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  06:41 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Romney is not dead yet

His chances are better now than they were a year ago.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  04:53 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 09/02/2011

Paul Ryan, Rick Perry, and our four-year presidential election cycle

It is very, very late to join the battle for the Republican nomination.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  02:11 PM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Help us, Ben, you’re our only hope

Fed action may be only way to turn around the economy.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:05 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 09/02/2011

Undermining the law in the Senate

Remedies against Republican obstructionism

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  08:48 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:50 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Happy Hour Roundup

Our daily wrap-up of news and opinion.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  07:50 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 09/01/2011

Perhaps those Ron Paul folks have a point

Perhaps his folks have a point about measly media coverage.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:20 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 09/01/2011

How Cheney is winning

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  03:05 PM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Ideas and “Ideas”

Which do Republicans prefer?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:50 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 09/01/2011

In Iraq, safer doesn’t mean safe

Why the troops need to leave.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  08:46 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Will Obama push for judicial confirmations this fall?

He should push to clear up the logjam this fall.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  11:51 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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